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PM Modi arrives in Chandigarh to meet French President

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Chandigarh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here to meet French President Francois Hollande, who is on a three-day visit to India.

Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by Chandigarh Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Chandigarh International Airport here.

“A warm welcome to French President @fhollande. We are honoured & delighted to have him as the Chief Guest for Republic Day celebrations,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

“President @fhollande & I will meet in Chandigarh & Delhi. We will build on the ground covered during our previous interactions,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi arrived an hour later after French President Hollande and will welcome him at Chandigarh’s famous Rock Garden.

The capital was put under maximum security cover on ahead of the meeting between French President Hollande and Prime Minister Modi.

Security around the Hotel Taj, where the French president will stay during his five-hour stop in the city, was at its maximum with scores of armed commandos and policemen swarming the place.

The same security has been provided at the Rock Garden and Capitol Complex in Sector 1 and the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10. Both places will be visited by the leaders. (ANI)

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